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Breaking Travel News investigates: UNWTO celebrates World Tourism Day

Breaking Travel News investigates: UNWTO celebrates World Tourism Day

27 September 2017 Focus

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation is seeking to raise awareness of sustainability in the hospitality sector as it celebrates World Tourism Day. World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 as the day in which the statutes of the World Tourism Organisation entered into force.

Qatar Airways offers free accommodation for Doha stopover

Qatar Airways offers free accommodation for Doha stopover

Qatar Airways has launched a stopover package in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority to promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers. The new arrangement will offer transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

7 December 2016 Airline News

Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of one hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and one hour ten minutes on the return journey. Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 07:45, arriving in Doha at 08:05. The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 09:50, arriving in Dubai at 12:00.

World Travel Market 2016: Qatar welcomes hospitality partners to London

World Travel Market 2016: Qatar welcomes hospitality partners to London

Qatar Tourism Authority will bring together 21 leading hotels and tourism suppliers to showcase an impressive number of the country’s attractions at this year’s World Travel Market in London. Already firmly established as Qatar’s largest European visitor source market, the United Kingdom is to be the focus of a major drive to reinforce the Gulf region’s successful emerging tourism sector in the leisure industry.

Hamad International Airport to launch new train service

Hamad International Airport to launch new train service

Hamad International Airport has announced that its dual Passenger Trains inside the airport terminal will begin operations from tomorrow. The trains were officially inaugurated by Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker and Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport, in the presence of dignitaries from the ministry of transport and communications and members of the press.

Emirates to fly A380 to Doha, Qatar from December

Emirates to fly A380 to Doha, Qatar from December

30 October 2016 Airline News

Emirates will be upgrading one of its nine daily flights between Dubai and Doha to an Airbus A380 from December. Emirates recently boosted its services to Doha with two additional flights, taking its total operations to nine daily services and making it the most served destination in the airline’s network.

The World cruise ship arrives in Doha, Qatar

The World cruise ship arrives in Doha, Qatar

18 October 2016 Cruise News Tourism News

The world’s largest privately owned residential yacht, The World, docked in Doha Port earlier, marking the beginning of Qatar’s cruise season. The luxury cruise ship will spend two days in Doha before heading to Muscat. This cruise season, which lasts until April 2017, has 32 ships registered to arrive at Qatar’s shores, representing a three-fold increase on last season’s figures.

Qatar to boost stopover potential with visa overhaul

Qatar to boost stopover potential with visa overhaul

Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways and Qatar’s ministry of interior have announced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a move to promote Qatar as a world-class stopover destination. The new transit visa structure now allows passengers with a minimum transit time of five hours in Hamad International Airport, to stay in Qatar for up to 96 hours (four days), without the requirement to apply ahead of time for an entry visa.